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How to refresh SA’s jaded democracy

We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

Immigration visa row in Vietnam

A South African official has found herself in trouble after denying a visa to a would-be teacher, despite the application being riddled with errors

Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine polls

Duterte has pitched constitutional reform to turn the country into a decentralised federal republic where regions would have the power to fix problems

Philippines arrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Ressa, whose news site has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested on a charge of "cyber libel" at her Manila office on Wednesday

20 dead in Philippine church bombing, ISIS claims responsibility

ISIS-linked group Abu Sayyaf has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of a church on the island of Jolo in the Philippines

Philippines’ Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

Women's rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte's 'repulsive' comments and called for him to resign

Duterte: ‘Kill those useless bishops’

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs

Rappler CEO vows to report on Duterte drug war amid arrest threat

Maria Ressa vows to fight tax evasion charges and calls out Duterte administration for weaponising laws against critics

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Mangkhut pounded the Philippines at the weekend with torrential rain and violent winds that snapped utility poles and sheared roofs off homes

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

The storm, with gusts of more than 230 kilometres per hour, sent buildings swaying and waters surging into homes and shopping malls in Hong Kong

Philippines probe spate of brazen politician murders

At least 10 mayors including Antonio Halili and Ferdinand Bote have been killed since Duterte took office

Philippine mayor on Duterte’s ‘narco-list’ shot by sniper

Antonio Halili had compared himself to Duterte as he publicly shared the president's hardline position against crime and illegal drugs

Duterte announces Philippines’ ‘immediate’ withdrawal from ICC

Philippine president's decision follows The Hague tribunal probe on his drug war that left as many as 20 000 dead.

China’s activity on reclaimed reef threatens to raise regional tensions

Beijing has been turning reefs and islets into islands and installing military facilities such as runways and equipment on them

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

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Vaccine trial results due in December

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WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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